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. >> al qaeda is under more pressure than at any time since 9/11. >> reporter: still this deadly taliban raid on a hotel in kabul last week shows insurgents aren't willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are carrying on with their mission preparing to hand over security back to the afghan people, the drawdown is set to begin this month. terrell, some initial diplomatic moves have been made to jumpstart peace talks with the taliban but on his trip senator mccain saw no signs whatsoever the taliban is ready to talk peace. >> joel brown in washington for thus morning, thank you so much. >>> overseas, thailand elected its first ever female prime minister by a landslide, comes from a political family, her brother was once prime minister but ousted by a military coup in 2006. the country will go along with the election results. >>> peace activists plan to sail from greece today even though the greek government banned their ships from going to gaza. protests yesterd
in a surge of taliban violence increasingly targeting afghan politicians and civili civilians. seth doane reports. >> reporter: it was two years ago fausia kufa wrote this troubling message to her daughters. >> reporter: maybe today is the day i will die. >> reporter: her published farewell letter was written because as an outspoken member of parliament in afghanistan, kufi is a target of the taliban. >> right now i think the terrorist acts are the biggest threat for me and for others. for me more because i talk against them. >> reporter: her father was assassinated as were three of her brothers. you're willing to die for your job, for this country? >> we will die one day. i think the pride will be if you die paving the way for others, we're leaving something behind. if i'm afraid i will die and i don't do anything, who will take this country? >> reporter: targeted killings in afghanistan are up more than 100% since 2009, according to the united nations. is anyone safe in afghanistan, really safe? >> well, not. we can't say that anyone is safe in this country. >> reporter: haroon mir runs
and afghan security forces are conducting joint operations against the taliban. thursday the troops used helicopters to fly in search of taliban fighters. the current plan is for afghan forces to take over the country's security by 2014. >>> two people were killed when their plane crashed into an unoccupied hospital building in watsonville, california. the plane struck the building shortly after takeoff apparently as the pilot was trying to clear a line of fog. >>> economists look for positive unemployment numbers being released today. >>> plus it's raining? no, not quite, it's pouring in denver, a sudden cloud burst swamps the mile high city. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> from nasa's first mission to now the final shuttle flight, we'll look at how cbs news and walter cronkite covered the space race for the last 50 years, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there
of steel was built last year. 25 checkpoints around kabul. still at the intercontinental hotel, taliban suicide attackers killed 19 people just last month. mohammed akbar runs the hotel, which already had three checkpoints in place. >> we are going to build a new eight checkpoints. >> reporter: eight new checkpoints? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: so, security is a priority here? if i don't have security, no one's here. >> reporter: business is coming back, he says, with weddings booked later this month. across kabul, afghans tell us their resilience. having lived through 30 years of war. but back at the bread shop, abdul reminds us, even if they're not targets, ordinary afghans are collateral damage. the wealthy can afford private security, nice hotels, have checkpoints. what can you do to try to protect yourself? i have only god, he replies. seth doane, cbs news, kabul. >>> coming up a little later on "the early show," the latest on the attack in norway. and a look at whether the u.s. can stop a homegrown terrorist. >>> plus, more on the maid who says dominique strauss-khan sexually assaul
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